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PEAT Talks: The Importance of User Testing for Accessibility

2:00 pm EDT March 17, 2016   |   Organized by: Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)


Date/Time: Thursday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Location: Webinar

Description: PEAT Talks is a monthly virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. Held the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. ET, these events are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work. Featured speakers will deliver a 10- to 15- minute talk and then field questions from attendees.

We are pleased to welcome Sharron Rush, co-founder and executive director of Knowbility. Sharron will talk about the importance of user testing to ensure that workplace technologies are truly accessible.


Sharron Rush

Sharron Rush is the co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility (link is external) and a recognized leader in raising awareness and skills around the issue of access to technology for people with disabilities. Since 2004, she has served as an Invited Expert at the W3C and is now co-chair of their Education and Outreach Working Group. She has performed policy review, performance analysis, technical consultation, and training development for hundreds of private and public companies, government agencies, and schools.